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The Lower Trail-Habitat Care Workparty Series
September 5, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMFree
- Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 8:00-10:00 AM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
- Thursday, Aug. 15th, 6:00-8:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
- Monday, Aug. 19th, 8:00-10:00 AM-Mt. Etna Station on the Lower Trail
- Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 9:00-11:00 AM-Flowing Springs trailhead on the Lower Trail
- Thursday, Sept 5th, 9:30-11:30 AM-Flowing Springs trailhead on the Lower Trail (very end of The Lower Trail)
MEET: Flowing Springs trailhead on the Lower Trail (very end of The Lower Trail between Flowing Springs Station and the bridge over Frankstown Branch of the Juniata)
SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.
THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs and have planted 800 bare root trees and shrubs to create a better habitat. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control and cut back undergrowth.
LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg leads work parties at Walnut Springs Park in State College and on the Lower Trail, where 35 different people have logged almost 250 hours of work. Get on our email list and get updates. Greg invites congregation and community groups to join us or contact him and he’ll organize a work party just for your group.
RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.
Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In these work parties, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.
These work parties are part of the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, (paipl.us). We also pray, educate, advocate, weatherize, and bring a moral and religious perspective to climate change through the work of over 50 congregation communities and other individuals.